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Vello Calvin (Robbie) Robinson

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Vello Calvin (Robbie) Robinson

81, of Big Springs, West Virginia, passed away October 04, 2011 at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Falls Mills, Braxton County WV.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was owner of Robbie’s Furniture in Grantsville WV.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Ford Robinson; one daughter, Charlotte Davidson of Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Brandi, Dysert, Alicia (Scooter) Shaffer, Zane, Sara, Destiny, Lena and Nicolai.

Service arrangements will be made at a later date.

Stump Funeral Home of Grantsville is in charge of arrangements.

Argil Matthew Blake

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Argil Matthew Blake

Age 62, of 311 1/2 Water St., Weston passed away on Sunday, October 02, 2011 at his daughter’s home following an extended illness.

He was born in Lewis County on August 18, 1949: son of the late Matthew Blake and Kathlene (Thayer) Blake.

Mr. Blake is also survived by three daughters: Lori Norene Blake of Ohio, Mary Virginia Golden and Terri Ann Blake both of Weston, three sons: Argil Webb and Tony Webb both of Ohio, and Jerry Blake of Weston , several grandchildren: three sisters: Linda Strader of Ohio, Helen Walden of Mill Creek, and Karen Cutright of Buckhannon, two brothers: Larry Blake of Horner, and Tom Blake of Parkersburg; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Blake was preceded in death by one sister: Georgie Ann Cutright.

Mr. Blake was an equipment operator for Benedum & Sons. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1376 in Weston and loved to hunt and fish.

Mr. Blake was a veteran of the United States Army.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Mike Riffle officiating.

Interment will follow services in Peterson Cemetery of Oil Creek, WV.

Full military honors will be conducted by the Lewis County Honor Guard.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Argil Matthew Blake.

Victor L. Utt, Sr.

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Victor L. Utt, Sr.

Age 83, of Sutton, WV, died on October 01, 2011 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

He was born on July 07, 1928, in Braxton County, WV, to the late Roy Hurshel Utt and Hattie Dillon Utt.

Victor was a member of the Seven Day Advent Church. He was a Korean War Veteran, and worked as a Timber Cutter, Coal Miner, and a Cement Finisher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Violet Rose Holmes Utt, his brother Hurshel, his daughter Barbara Utt, his half brother Junior, and his half sister Virginia.

He is survived by his daughters; Karen and husband Charles Shaffer and Sharon and husband Burnell Hosey, all of Sutton, sons; Michael Utt and his wife Terrie of Grafton,OH, Victor L. Utt Jr. and his wife Linda of Gassaway, WV, Dennis L. Utt and his wife Lorie , Thomas Utt and his wife Tracy, Bryan Utt and his wife Kindra , Jerry Utt and his wife Tonya all of Sutton, his brother Granville Hosey of Weston, WV, sisters; Annie Call of Glenville, WV, Rita Fullwood of Fort White, FL, and Jenny Gelts of Oil City, PA, Half-Brothers; Henry Utt of Sutton, and Roy Utt of Sutton, Half-Sisters; Pauline Ferrell of Wheeling, WV, Barbara Cabanass of Roanoke, VA, Carolyn Hambric of Martinsburg, WV, and Evelyn Chaffins of Sutton,  16 Grandchildren, and 18 Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home with the Pastor Alvie Loyd officiating.

Friends called on Monday, October 03, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Green Robertson Funeral Home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Utt Family.

Helen Bates

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Helen Bates

Age 73, of Pink Community, Arnoldsburg, WV, passed away October 04, 2011 at her home.

She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, a daughter of Jim and Opal Dillon Feltner.

Surviving are her children, Gary Bates of Berkley Springs WV, Wayne Bates of Tennessee , David Bates of Maryland, and Paula Bates of North Carolina; one brother, Earl Feltner of Virginia.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Stump Funeral Home of Arnoldsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lucile Dotson

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Mary Lucile Dotson

Age 88, of Pennsboro, formerly a resident of Love and Care Assisted Living in Parkersburg, passed away October 03, 2011 at the Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus in Parkersburg.

She was born September 23, 1923 on Buck Run, Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Elias Robert Dotson and Martha (Washburn) Dotson.

Lucile retired from the Franklin County Board of Education, where she was a secretary for the School System in Columbus, Ohio. She was a Pennsboro High graduate of 1941 and attended Mountain State Business College.

Most importantly, she was a lifelong member of the Pennsboro Church of Christ.

Surviving is her brother, Leslie Dotson and wife Wilma of Pennsboro and 12 nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Berkley, Lloyd, and Ora Dotson; sister, Delcie Jackson; and nephew, Marshall Dotson.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Evangelist Terry Jones officiating.

Interment will follow at the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Love and Care, P.O. Box 1512, Parkersburg, WV 26102 or the WV Christian Youth Camp, 104 Kennywood Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554.

Cozetta R. Saffle

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Cozetta R. Saffle

Age 72, of Lodi, OH passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, September 24, 2011.

She was born December 29, 1938 in Glenville, WV to Daily and Odna (Pritt) Whisman.

She moved to the Lodi, OH area around 1960 and was a former employee of PAR Industries in Medina.

She is survived by: 3 sons, Michael Whisman of Lodi; Vincent (Angela) Whisman of West Salem; Delbert Linn (Rachael) Saffle of Chippewa Lake. 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, Patty Graham of Middleburg Hts., OH; Peggy Whisman of Lodi, OH; Burlin (Roger) Saffle of Medina, OH.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters, Kathleen and Judy; and 4 brothers, Charles, John, Freddie and Burl Whisman.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Parker Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi (330.948.1122). Rev. Bobby Wheeler officiated.

Burial followed at Waltz Cemetery, Lafayette, OH.

Visitation was Tuesday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.

Edna Mae Stone Snavely

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Edna Mae Stone Snavely

Age 41 of Pennsboro passed away October 01, 2011 as a result of an auto accident in Ritchie County.

She was born August 14, 1970 in Marion, VA a daughter of Muncy and Laura (Kinney) Stone of Pennsboro.

Edna was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran and was enrolled at Salem College.

Family was her first priority in life. She dearly loved her two girls and her beloved cat Boots.

Surviving are her daughters Elizabeth Mae Desisto and Katherine “Kat” Ann Stone of Pennsboro, brother Guy Stone of Marion, VA and sister Lou Ramsey of Pennsboro.

Funeral services will be Tuesday 2:00 PM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Pastor John Kopshina officiating.

Interment will follow at the Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery, Pennsboro.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Lola N. Kraft Beamer

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Lola N. Kraft Beamer

Went to be with her Savior on September 29, 2011, while residing in Elyria, Ohio.

She was born December 22, 1939, in Milroy, Braxton County, the daughter of James B. “Barney” Krafft and Genevieve Mollohan Krafft.

Surviving are her sons, Robert L. (Tammy) Beamer, Richard L. (Terrie) Beamer, Rondal Lance Beamer and Rickie Lewis (Jennifer) Beamer; grandchildren, Jennifer Beamer Hutson, Jonathan Beamer, Crystall Beamer, Codie Beamer and Dallas Beamer; great-grandchildren, Makena Beamer and Elisabeth Beamer; brothers, Arnold Krafft and Delmas Krafft; sisters, Judy Krafft, Norma Beamer and Donna Krafft Long; and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Robin Lynn Beamer; a grandson, Christopher Beamer; three brothers, Blair Krafft, Farrel Krafft and Arden Krafft; and one sister, Lorena Krafft.

A loving daughter and mother, Lola was a dedicated nurse working at Elyria Memorial Hospital until retirement at which point she returned home to West Virginia to care for her parents and worked at United Hospital Center and various nursing homes in the area until her health failed.

Services will be held at a future date.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Susie Melissie Cawthon

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Susie Melissie Cawthon

Age 74, formerly of Weston, died Monday, September 26, 2011, at Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, following an extended illness.

She was born January 20, 1937, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Thomas Vankirk and Merel G. Ball Vankirk.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Willis Glen Vankirk and Walter James Vankirk; and one sister, Peggy Jo Steel.

She is survived by one son, Charles J. Cawthon of Weston; one daughter, Louise Hollen of Buckhannon; three grandchildren, Terry Stalnaker, Rebecca Simons and Elizabeth Cawthon; four great-grandchildren, Joshua Stalnaker, Katlyn Riddle, Ceirra Riddle and Kylie Stalnaker; one brother, Ernie Darrell Vankirk; and several nieces and nephews.

Susie had previously worked at the Lewis County Senior Center as a personal care provider.

She enjoyed attending church and was Methodist by faith.

She also loved to sew.

Cremation services provided by Boyle Funeral Home, Weston.

Jennifer Marie Stump

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Jennifer Marie Stump

Age 42, of Jane Lew, died Sunday, September 18, 2011, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

She was born March 13, 1969, in Weston, a daughter of Eva Jean Collins Ramsey of Jane Lew and the late Jack Madison Ramsey.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one sister, Waneta Irene Riddle.

She is survived by her husband of seven years, Billy Hugh Stump Sr.; one son, Christopher Loyd Michael of Jane Lew; two step-sons, Terry Lee Mellinger of Buckhannon, and Billy Hugh Stump Jr. of Jane Lew; one step-grandchild, Ivy Vanessa Mellinger of Buckhannon; two brothers, Jesse Ramsey and Don Ramsey, both of Jane Lew; three sisters-in-law, Thelma Ball of Buckhannon, Rachel Stump of Buckhannon and Evelyn McMillion of Jane Lew; four brothers-in-law, Donald Beane of Jane Lew, Rick Stump of Jane Lew, David Stump of Jane Lew and Alexander Stump of Lost Creek; and several nieces and nephews.

Jennifer had previously worked in health care as a housekeeper and later as an aide.

She was a member of Horizons Church, Lost Creek.

She loved animals and flowers and enjoyed the outdoors.

Friends were received Thursday, September 22, at Boyle Funeral Home, Weston. Funeral services were held at 7:00 PM Thursday, September 22, at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Don Skidmore officiating.

Interment will follow at a later date in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston.

Earl Winton Allen

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Earl Winton Allen

Age 78, of 263 Carrion Run Road Roanoke, passed away on September 07, 2011, following an extended illness.

He was born on August 28, 1933;  son of the late Elbert Allen and Carrie (Bradford) Allen.

His wife, Christine Marie Daniel, of 50 years preceded him in death in March of 2003.

Earl is survived by two sons, Ronald Allen and David Allen both of Fairdale.  Also surviving are six grandkids, Joni, Ashley, Kelsey, Emily, Chad, Ronald (Rondo), Seth; and one very special great-granddaughter, Kierstien. In addition to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he is survived by two nephews, Emmett Daniel, and one special nephew, Jim Hurst of Roanoke.  Also, a very close friend, Matthew Snyder Jr. of Roanoke.

Earl was retired from the United States Marine Corps and served three tours of duty in the Vietnam War where he received the Bronze Star and numerous other combat awards. He later worked as a heavy equipment operator qualified to operate almost every type of equipment.  Mr. Allen was a very unique old Timer who enjoyed hunting, fishing and the wonderful outdoors. He also took a special interest in helping others.  Mr. Allen will be sadly missed by all who know him.

At the request of Mr. Allen there was no public viewing or formal funeral services.

A graveside services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Lula Belle Kincaid

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Lula Belle Kincaid

Age 73, died Saturday, September 24, 2011, at her residence.

She was born March 28, 1938, in Duffy, a daughter of the late O.A. Boggs and the late Rosa Gay “Hazel” McCartney Boggs.

Lula was a 1955 graduate of Walkersville High School and was a homemaker.

She married her husband, Gerald Kincaid October 19, 1956, and they moved to Howland to start a family.

She attended Warren Baptist Temple in Ohio and Elijah Chapel in West Virginia.

Her passion was sewing; especially lap quilts which she would donate to area nursing homes. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family. She was also a proud 25 year breast cancer survivor.

Lula is survived by her daughters, Sharon A. Thompson of Howland and Barbara Ann (Ronald) Baumgartner of Howland; her sister, Shirley (Dan) Webster of Ireland; grandchildren, Brooke (Craig) Hoffman of Warren, Emily Baumgartner of Pittsburgh, PA, Bridget Baumgartner of Boardman, Andrew Baumgartner of Howland; great-grandchild, Sharise Herlinger of Howland; and several nieces and nephews.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Kincaid who passed away January 31, 2004, five brothers and one sister.

Service were held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 27, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where Pastor Jim Dittmar officiated.

Friends were received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial was in Howland Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material contributions be made to either the Warren Baptist Temple, 2093 Ewalt Avenue NE, Warren, Ohio 44483 or the Elijah Chapel, c/o Shirley Webster, 3483 Wildcat Road, Ireland, West Virginia, 26376, in her memory.

Delmas Franklin Sprouse

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Delmas Franklin Sprouse

Age 68 of Parkersburg, departed this life at 2:26 AM Thursday, September 29, 2011 in St. Joseph Hospital (Parkersburg) following a one week illness.

He was born on February 21, 1943 at Letter Gap (Gilmer County), son of the late Lytle and Hazel Grimes Sprouse.

Delmas retired from Walker Steel (Parkersburg), and was a former employee of the Wood County Board of Education.

He was baptized into the Upper Steer Run Baptist Church (Normantown WV) on July 08 1956, where he was presently a member at his death.

Delmas loved the lord, his church, his family and his fellowman.

He was jovial and caring. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, playing his guitar and studying God’s word.

He is survived by several sisters and brothers: Elaine (Roy) Morris, Janice Hendershot, Carol Harper, Verle Sprouse, Corlis (Randy) Stump all of Normantown WV. Betty Jenkins of Glenville WV, Eileen (Mike) Richardson of Spencer WV, Janette (Dave)Ramezan of Sand Fork WV, Sharon (Doyle) Zirkle of Mabie WV, Stephen (Carol) Sprouse, Kenneth Sprouse and Colin Sprouse all of Normantown WV, and Numerous nieces, nephews, grand and great nieces and nephews.

He was formerly married to Earnestine Moss Sprouse who also survives.

Preceding Delmas in death was his son Joseph Stanley Sprouse, brothers Roger Lytle Sprouse and infant brother Calvin Len Sprouse,  Brother-in-Law Willard Hendershot, Glen Jenkins and Sam Harper, 2 Nephews preceding Scott Morris and Kennard Jenkins, and great grandniece Alece Tatman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Sunday, October 02, 2011 at the Upper Steer Run Baptist Church, Normantown WV, with Rev. Roger Stewart and Rev. Mike Richardson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Turner Cemetery in Lockney WV (Middle Run).

Friends may call 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. (Glenville WV) and one hour prior to services at the church.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Delmas F. Sprouse with arrangements.

Robert Frank Leady

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Robert Frank Leady

On Saturday, September 24, 2011 Robert Frank Leady, age 78, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, after a brief stay at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, DE.

Known as Bob, he resided in Auburn, WV for the last 24 years, formerly of Salem and Gloucester Counties.

Devoted husband of 59 years to Ann Leady, he was a loving father to Ruthann (Michael) Arthur of Dover, DE; Barry (Robin) Leady of Prosperity, PA; Donna (Michael) Stipa of Tucson, AZ; Brian (Carla) Leady of Alloway, NJ; and PopPop to 11 grandchidren and 9 great grandchildren. He is survived by his brother, Don Leady of Barnsboro, NJ and his sister, Illeane Pierce of Westville, NJ.

Predeceased are his parents, Orvan and Thelma Leady and sister Thelma Conley.

Bob served during 1951-1955 with the US Navy aboard the USS Everglade and USS Sierra. He retired from New Jersey Bell Telephone Company as a repairman after 27 years.

He and Ann attended Camden Flats Baptist Church in Glenville, WV.

Bob loved spending time with family and helping others, and he knew no strangers. He and Ann remodeled seven homes together. Bob made his final home living on a 111 acre farm in the hills of West Virginia after his retirement.

Relatives and friends are invited to remember and celebrate Bob’s life at a graveside service at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Chicory Chapel Cemetery, 607 Monroeville, NJ 08343.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the White Children Fund at The Bank, 125 Salem-Woodstown Road, Salem, NJ 08079.

‘A Life Well Lived Is Worth Remembering.‘

Arrangements are by Woodside Funeral Home.

A. Morris Clemans

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A. Morris Clemans

Age 78, of 5870 US Highway 19N Jane Lew passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in Crestview Nursing Home of Jane Lew following a brief illness.

He was born in Benson Harrison County on April 24, 1933: son of the late Arnett Clemans and Mary Ruth “Sally” (Morris) Clemans.

On August 03, 1962, he married Janice L. (Hughes) Clemans, who survives.

Mr. Clemans is also survived by one son: Alan M. Clemans of Cross Lanes. He is also survived by one niece: Betty Jo Fridley of Lost Creek and two nephews: Dr. W. Michael McDonald of Jane Lew and James McDonald of Lost Creek.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Clemans was preceded in death by one sister: Anna Mae McDonald.

Mr. Clemans was a school teacher and principal in Harrison County for 33 years. He graduated from Unidus High School of West Milford. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Salem College and his Master’s degree at West Virginia University.

Mr. Clemans was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a sergeant during the Korean Conflict. He served in Germany with the 14th Armed Cavalry Regiment. He loved to farm and was an avid Turkey hunter. Mr. Clemans was a member of the Lions Club of West Milford.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, September 30, 2011 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 01, 2011 at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Bill Coffindaffer officiating, assisted by Reverend Tim Hughes.

Interment will follow services in Broad Run Cemetery of Jane Lew, WV. Full military honors will be conducted by the Lewis County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Peoples Hospice P.O. Box 1680 Clarksburg, WV 26301.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for A. Morris Clemans.

Thornton Tharp

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Thornton Tharp

Age 78 of York, PA passed away on July 24, 2011 at his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents Loyd Rader Tharp and Ruth “Toots” Johnson Tharp.

Thornton was born at Flatwoods, WV on September 27, 1932.

He spent most of his life as a desk clerk for various hotels in New York and Philadelphia before coming back to York, PA. He was an Army veteran.

Thornton is survived by sisters Lola (Thomas) Strickler, York, PA and Sharon (Dave) Irwin, York, PA and brother Michael (Laura) Tharp, Kalamath Falls, OR; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many cousins.

The body has been cremated.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 11 AM at the Flatwoods Cemetery where he was buried beside his parents. Rev. Dana Friend officiated.

Frank “ Bill “ Mohr

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Frank “ Bill “ Mohr

Age 83 of LaGrange, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday September 27, 2011 at the Keystone Pointe Rehab Center in LaGrange.

He was born August 28, 1928 in Orton, West Virginia to the late Riley and Sarah ( Hashman ) Mohr.

He proudly served in the US Army and on September 23, 1955 he married Josephine Conrad.

They spent 54 wonderful years together in LaGrange until she passed away in 2009.

Mr. Mohr was a member of the Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

He enjoyed gospel bluegrass music, riding 4-wheelers and attending car shows with his 1955 Ford Crown Victoria. He had spent most of his life working as a carpenter and helped both his children build their first homes.

He is survived by his two children daughter Rhonda Smith and son Marty ( Cheryl) Mohr, both of LaGrange. He was blessed with 5 grandchildren Jennifer Smith of Charlotte, NC,  David ( Kendra) Smith of Shaker Hgts, OH, Jeremiah ( Miranda ) Mohr of Normantown, WV, Billy Jo (Jason) Fralick of Sullivan, OH, Jessica (Brandon) Randall of LaGrange and 8 great grandchildren, Madison, Eve, James, Gage,Brooke, Smantha, Olivia ,Cayden and by brothers Shirrell “Ring” ( Vonnie )Mohr, Glen ( Zeta) Mohr, and sister Wilda ( Charles ) Jenkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents Riley and Sarah Mohr, his loving wife Josephine, brothers Chandos (Tiny) Mohr, Duefold Mohr and James Mohr.

Friends may call in the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home 1021 Main St. Grafton OH, on Thursday from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

Mr. Mohr will then be taken to the Ellyson Mortuary in Glenville, WV for visitation Friday evening from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

Burial will follow Saturday morning at 11:00 AM with a graveside service at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Normantown, WV.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Keystone Pointe for their wonderful care and service.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Frank Mohr with local arrangements.

Ryan Shylo Tant

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Ryan Shylo Tant

Age 28 of Gluck Run, Glenville departed this life at 11:30 PM, Saturday, September 24, 2011 at his residence following an unexpected illness.

He was born March 18, 1978 in El Paso, TX the son of Terri Courtright Tant of Parkersburg and the late Marion “Bud” Tant.

Shylo was an employee of B & B Bonding as a bondsman.  He loved collecting coins and was an avid four-wheeler.

He is survived by two sons:  Austin and Logan Tant and his companion of 7 years Crystal Wallbrown.

Other survivors include:  a brother, Shawn M. Tant of Parkersburg; two half-brothers John Tant of Vienna and Michael Tant of Belpre, OH.

Shylo was preceded in death by one sister, Jani-e Vancoy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

Burial will follow in the Tanner Baptist Cemetery, Tanner.

Friends may call 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Ryan Shylo Tant with arrangements.

Golda Mae Patrick Facemire

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Golda Mae Patrick Facemire

Age 90, of Fairfax, VA formally of Sutton, WV died on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Henrico Doctors Hospital in Richmond, VA.

She was born November 20, 1920 in Spencer, WV she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Esta Mae Larch Patrick.

Golda worked for the Braxton County Sheriffs office as Deputy Clerk when her husband was Sheriff. She later worked as a Dining Room Manager after moving to Fairfax.

Golda was a Christian by Faith and a member of the Eastern Star and Order of the Amaranth.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband Cecil Clay Facemire.

Surviving her are son; David and wife Vicki Facemire of Springfield, VA and daughter; Sharon and husband John DePue of Mechanicsville, VA, sister; Mary Thompson of Huntington, WV and 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 29, 2011, at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home with Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating.

Burial will follow in the Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, WV.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Jessie W. “Shay” McClain

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Jessie W. “Shay” McClain

Age 79 of Pennsboro, passed away September 24, 2011 at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born February 22, 1932 in Lynch, KY, a son of the late Willard and Mary McClain.

Mr. McClain retired after 20 years as a machinist for Republic Steel in Cleveland, OH. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War where he was a Prisoner of War for over three years. Shay was an avid golfer and fisherman and loved to “tinker” on things in his garage.

Surviving is his wife of 57 years, Gloria Sue (Jarrell) McClain, four sons: Bruce McClain (Ginger) of Phoenix, AZ, Steve McClain of New Martinsville, Rocky McClain (Lynn) of Mountain and Bryan McClain of New Martinsville, three daughters: Sharri James (Lonnie) of Greenwood, Cindi Lawson (John) of Clarksburg and Missy McKinnon (Ed) of Elm Grove, a stepbrother Rocky McClain (Dianne) of Martinsville, IN and sister Rena Anthis (Mark) of Terra Haute, IN.

Also surviving are his nine grandchildren: Kerri Leonard, Josh McClain, Amber Lawson, Bradley McClain, Eddie McKinnon, Andrew McKinnon, Eric McKinnon, Samantha Lawson and John Steven McClain and four great grandchildren: Alyssa, Hunter, Hannah and Travis.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Bill McClain and grandson John Lawson III.

Funeral services will be Tuesday 11:00 AM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro.

Interment will follow at the Wilbur Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

Arthur Ray “Phil” Johnson

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Arthur Ray “Phil” Johnson

Age 65, of Napier died at his residence on September 18, 2011 after a short illness.

He was born on May 31, 1946 in Sutton the son of the late Clarence and Sylvia Johnson.

Phil is survived by his daughters; Mary Henry and Jennifer Reynolds both of Youngstown, OH and his son; Phillip Andrew Johnson of Youngstown, brothers; Tony Tingler , Bill Tingler, D.T. Tingler, and Doug Tingler all of Sutton, and Jack Tingler of Gassaway, his sisters; Peggy Goddard of Beltsville, MD, Rose Morrison of Oakhill, WV,  Karen Kywa of Amherst, OH, Rita M. Tonkin of Burnsville, and Sherri Tingler of Sutton, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. 

At Phil’s request there will be no service the body has been cremated.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home in Sutton is in charge of the arrangements.

Flags Ordered Lowered in Albertazzie’s Honor

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Govenor Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered flags at state facilities lowered in honor of a retired Air Force colonel who died last month at his Berkeley County home at age 88.

Tomblin said Thursday in a release that the flags should be lowered from dawn to dusk on Monday, when friends and family of former Col. Ralph Albertazzie will gather in Morgantown.

Albertazzie piloted Air Force One for President Richard Nixon and flew Henry Kissinger on a historic secret mission to begin talks with China.

He graduated from Morgantown High School and attended West Virginia University on a football scholarship but quit to enlist in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He also served in both Korea and Vietnam.

Marsh Rose

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Marsh Rose

Age 63, of Strange Creek, died September 17, 2011 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 09, 1948 in Braxton County a son of the late Estel Allen and Della Boggs Rose.

He was a construction worker, logger and heavy equipment operator.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter.

Surviving; wife, Virginia Ethel Nelson Rose; son, Timothy Wayne Rose of Idaho; grandson, Derek Rose of Phoenix, AZ; great grandchildren, Natalie Ann Rose and Connor Chase Rose; brothers, Arden Rose and Wadie Rose both of Strange Creek; sisters, Belle of Ohio, Etta Nottingham of Gassaway and Lenora Butcher of Ohio.

Graveside service was 11:00 AM Monday, September 19 at the Rose Community Cemetery, Strange Creek with Pastor Freddie Schoolcraft officiating.

Friends called one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Diana Sue Paxton

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Diana Sue Paxton

Age 65, of Main Street Jane Lew, passed away September 14, 2011, at 3:30 PM at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.

She was born in Baltimore, MD, November 12, 1945, the daughter of the late Edwin Wirt Swisher and Wilma Gillispie Swisher.

She is survived by her ex-husband, Carroll Dean Paxton of Vineland, New Jersey; one daughter, Pamela Jane Paxton and Patrick Sergent of Morgantown; two grandchildren, Hannah Rose Paxton and Holly Shiria Paxton, both of Morgantown; one sister, Barbara McCarty of Jane Lew; and two brothers, John David Swisher and wife Carroll of John’s Island, South Carolina, and Richard (Dick) Swisher and wife Sharon of Moundsville.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Judith Kelley, and her stepfather, Paul Shea.

Diana was interested in family history and genealogy, was a member of the Clarksburg Art Center, where she participated in the productions of Annie and Man of LaMancha, was talented in arts and crafts, making of costumes and was adorned by her sense of humor. Diana was a graduate of Jane Lew High School Class of 1964, attended Glenville State College and received her B.A. degree from Fairmont State College in 1992, was a member of the Broad Run Baptist Church and the church choir.

Friends were received at the Morris Funeral Home of Jane Lew Saturday afternoon from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services were held at the Morris Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, September 18, at 2:00 PM with Rev. William Coffindaffer officiating.

Burial followed in the Fairview Friendship Cemetery.

Ruth Ann Carr

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Ruth Ann Carr

Age 62, of Gassaway, died September 15, 2011 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 16, 1949 in Clay County a daughter of the late John and Sophrona Holcomb Nichols.

Ruth was a homemaker and a member of the Engel Chapel Church, Gassaway.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband, Arnold Carr and son, Allen Nichols.

Surviving; children, Tracy Perez of Willimantic, CT, Evan Carr of Exchange and Cindy Collins of Glen White; sisters, Juanita Mathias and Carrie Tuschan both of Ohio; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Service was 2:00 PM Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Markco Pritt officiating.

Burial was in the Jerushia Church Cemetery on Sugar Creek.

Friends called two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Charles E. Olson

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Charles E. Olson

Age 80, of Pike, WV, passed away September 22, 2011, at the Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus, Parkersburg.

He was born December 15, 1930 in Charleston WV, the son of Glen and Golda Hively Olson.

He attended Charleston High School where he was a member of the marching band.

On August 06, 1949, he married Jo Ann Pifer. They later began their life in Pike, WV.

He was a member of the Pike Church of Christ, a life member of the Harmony Lodge 59 AF & AM, Pennsboro, and Pennsboro Chapter 26 Order of Eastern Star.

Charlie worked in the trucking business most of his life, first with Chemical Leaman, then starting Mountaineer Bulk Services. He took great pride in the service he provided his customers, who became his great friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jo Ann Pifer Olson, and his sister Barbara Caldwell.

He is survived by a daughter, Naresa Jan Cunningham (Richard) of Sistersville, WV; grandsons, Michael Allen De Lancey (Karen) of Fairmont, WV, and Todd Cunningham (Teresa) of Parkersburg; a great grandson, Brant Alexander De Lancey of Fairmont; sisters, Jean Basham of Charleston, WV and Patricia Pitts of Fort Worth, Texas; sister-in-law, Sherrie Channel (Les) of Big Bend, WV; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Evangelist Andrew Robison officiating.

Burial will follow in the Pike Church of Christ Cemetery with full Masonic honors by Harmony Lodge 59 AF & AM.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2:00 - 5:00 PM.

The Olson family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for care and support given by Charlie’s helpers during his illness.

Jeremiah Grant Stump

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Jeremiah Grant Stump

Infant son of Megan Stump was stillborn at Women and Children’s Hospital, Charleston.

He is preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Alma and Charles Stump.

He is survived by his mother, little sister, Chloe Grace Gentile at home, grandfather, Grant Stump of Flatwoods.

There will be no service upon the family’s request.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Stump family.

Don Leo Drake

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Don Leo Drake

Age 66, of Rosedale, formerly of Calhoun County, died September 13, 2011 at home.

He was born October 13, 1944 in Roane County, a son of the late Denver and Alta Truman Drake.

He was a construction worker and enjoyed the outdoors.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by brothers, Lloyd, Waldo and Lester; sister, Lucille.

Surviving; wife, Evalene Drake; daughters, Rebecca Drake and Karen Drake Cottrill; son, Brian Drake; grandchildren, Glenn Williams, Brandon Hernandez, Samantha Williams, Frankie Montgomery, Courtney Cottrill, Timmy Drake-Davis, Kayla Montgomery and Amber Kuhn; brother, Ronald Drake; sisters, Ruby Hart and Audrea Parsons.

Service was 11:00 AM Saturday, September 17 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Richard Metheny officiating.

Burial was in the Metheny-Drake Cemetery, Mud Fork.

Friends called from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Keith Alexander Brown

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Keith Alexander Brown

Age 25, of 22 Canyon Village Morgantown, formerly of Weston, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2011, at Ruby Memorial Hospital of Morgantown.

He was born in Lewis County on January 20, 1986; the only child of Jeff Brown and Beverly (Sprouse) Brown of Morgantown.

He was the grandson of Marie Sprouse and the late Harold Sprouse of Weston and Gen Yerkey also of Weston.

Keith had many special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, which he loved very much.

Keith was a high school graduate of the Alternative Learning Center of Morgantown. He was an active NASCAR fan and even had a chance to meet his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon.

Keith was a very special child and his parents will miss him very much. The comfort they have is that he is running to his Grandpa in heaven.

Family received friends at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, Weston, on Wednesday, September 14, from 2:00 – 8:00 PM.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment followed services in the Mt. Morris Cemetery, Valley Chapel Road Lewis County.

Geneva Parsons

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Geneva Parsons

Age 93 of Glenville WV, departed this life at 11:50 AM, Wednesday September 21, 2011 in the Glenville Care and Rehabilitation Center, following an extended illness.

She was born July 07, 1918 in Gilmer County, daughter of the late Cleve and Esta Harris Parsons.

Mrs. Parsons was a homemaker and mother. She enjoyed church services at the nursing home and was a Baptist by faith.

On February0 2, 1931 she was united in marriage to Delbert “Deb” Parsons, who preceded her in death in January of 1979.

Surviving are 13 children: Lenora “Sis” Miller of Glenville WV, Harry Parsons and wife Jerry of Lockney WV, Hallie Minney and husband Kesley of Sand Fork WV, Cora Kimes of New Haven WV, Wanda Accord of Beckley WV, Patricia Knisley of Spencer WV, Chester Parsons and Madeline Duskey both of Tanner WV, Gretta Peters and husband Paul of Letter Gap WV, Jessie Parsons of Monday WV, Gena “Kay” Peters and husband John of Letter Gap, Steve Parsons and wife Regina of Glenville, and Bobby Parsons of Lockney.

There are numerous grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren also surviving.

Two brothers and one sister survive: James Harris of OH, Junior Harris of CA, and Arlie Weber of Morgantown WV.

Geneva was preceded in death by 1 son Edward Parsons and 1 daughter Pearl Lorraine Parsons.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Saturday September 24, 2011 at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. Glenville WV., with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating.

Burial will follow in the Collins Community Cemetery in Stumptown WV.

Friends may call 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday at the mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Geneva Parsons with arrangements.

Frank Elmen King, Jr.

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Frank Elmen King, Jr.

Age 88, of 304 Cottage Avenue Weston passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2011 in the United Hospital Center of Clarksburg following an extended illness.

He was born in Lockney, WV on September 28, 1922: son of the late Frank Elmen King, Sr. and Anna Belle (Jones) King.

On January 11, 1944, he married Evelyn E. (Smith) King, who survives.

Mr. King is also survived by one daughter: Sharon (Dave) Kraus of Alum Bridge and two sons: Ronald (Iris) King of Bridgeport and Randall (Amanda) King of Sandyville, WV. He is also survived by ten grandchildren: Beth (Rich) Haley, Mark (Roxanne) Kraus, Lee (Shelly) Kraus, Jeff (Inna) King, Lori Wilmoth, Aimee (Robert) Browning, Melissa (Joe) Hoskins, Martha (Scott) Warne, Heather (Jamie) Gifford, and Chad (Angel) King, two step grandchildren: Evan and Justin Hughes, 18 great grandchildren: Trey, David, Camdyn, Weston, Alexander, Emily, Alexandra, Vidar, Nate, Hunter, Grace, Josiah, Emma, Justin, Jessica, Ashley, MacKenzie and Tori, and four step great grandchildren: Cullen, Courtney, Janna and Jarig. Also surviving are two sisters: Joann Morelock of Akron, OH and Rose Heckert of Davisville, WV and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. King was preceded in death by one grandson: Scott King, four brothers: Kenneth, John, Loring and Larry King and one sister: Louise Hale.

Mr. King retired from Consolidated Natural Gas as a station supervisor.

He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church of Weston.

Frank was a 50 year member of Weston Lodge #10 AF & AM, member of Fort Henry York Rite College #61 of Wheeling, member of St John Commandery #8 Knight Templar, Bigelow Chapter #4 Royal Arch Masons , Nemesis Shrine Temple of Parkersburg and member of Lewis County Shrine Club.

Mr. King was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a private first class during WWII where he received a Bronze Star Medal. He was a 50 year member of the American Legion, member of East Lewis Lions Club and Past Worthy Patron of Weston Chapter #40 Order of Eastern Star.

Friends and family will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, September 23, 2011 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Jonathan Nettles officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted by Lewis County Honor Guard and Masonic rites will be conducted by Weston Lodge # 10 AF & AM.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Frank Elmen King, Jr.

Louie “Lou” Myrtle Conrad

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Louie “Lou” Myrtle Conrad

Age 90, of Hazelgreen, died September 21, 2011 at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

She was born July 06, 1921 at Hazelgreen, the daughter of the late Floyd P. Goff Sr. and Mrytle Haddox Goff.

Mrs. Conrad was a graduate of Harrisville High School.

She attended First Assembly of God, Harrisville.

Together with her husand she was active in farming and gardening. She loved to sew, quilt and crochet.

She is survived by her children, Judy Perine (Orval) of Burnt House, Mary Jane Conrad of Harrisville, and Gary L. Conrad (Kimberlee) of Smithville; three grandchildren, C. Lynn Perine (Vickie) of Pullman, Adam J. Perine (Julie) of West Union, and Carmen L. Perine (Kimberly) of Berea; one great granddaughter, Emma Lou Perine; two step-grandchildren, J. R. Barnes (Sherri) of Big Isaac and Laura Lee Modesitt (Chad) of Salem; five step-great-grandchildren, Andy and Cassie Benson, Alyssa and Joseph Barnes, and Summer Modesitt; and five nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenmer “Giggs” Conrad; brother, Floyd P. Goff, Jr.; three sisters, Wilma V. Goff, Jessie Adams and Mary Koehnlein.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastors Curtis Christian, Walter Brown, and Michael Pierce officiating.

Burial will follow in the Hazelgreen Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Saturday from 11:00 - 1:00 PM.

John C. Burkhart

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John C. Burkhart

Age 83, of West Sixth Street Weston, passed away at 8:00 PM Monday, September 19, 2011 at his residence.

He was born in Jane Lew, WV, on September 03, 1928, the youngest son of the late William Alexandra and Pearl Melton Burkhart.

On June 25, 1955, he married the former Shirley Simpson, who survives.

A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Mr. Burkhart is survived by his children Kimberly George and husband, Mark of Willamstown, WV, Janet Kirby of San Diego, CA, and John Jay Burkhart and wife Beth Ann of Walkersville, WV, six grandchildren: Timothy John George of Boulder, Colorado, Shery (George) Grogan of Fredericksburg, VA, Amy (Kirby) Wallace of San Diego, CA, Brittany (Kirby) Craig of Fairmont, and Bethany and Jayme Burkhart of Walkersville, two great-grandchildren, Madison and London Wallace, and his faithful Labrador Daisy, who stayed by his side until the end. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Bill, Harold, and Jim as well as his great-grandson Preston Craig.

Mr. Burkhart attended the First Baptist Church of Weston and was a member of Georgetown Community Church.

He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea in 1950-1952 and was the retired pant manager of Greif Bothers. Mr. Burkhart gave several years of civic duty, serving as a Weston City Councilman from July 1981 to July 1991 and was Mayor of the City of Weston from 1992 to 19999. He was a member of VFW Post #1976, former member of Moose Lodge #1376, past volunteer at Lewis County Emergency Squad, and served as president of the Lewis County Senior Citizens Board of Directors from 1994 through 1996. Mr. Burkhart enjoyed many things in life, including a rousing game of cards with his friends at the Weston Volunteer Fire Department and the Lewis County Senior Center.

Friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue on Wednesday September 21, 2011 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jay Burkhart officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Machpelah Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for John C. Burkhart.

Frederick Lewis “Freddie” Simpson

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Frederick Lewis “Freddie” Simpson

Age 18 of Mt. Airy, MD and Glenville departed this life at 9:04 PM, Friday, September 16, 2011, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown following an unexpected illness.

He was born January 29, 1993 in Rockville, MD the son of James S. and Anita Toth Simpson of Mt. Airy, MD.

Freddie was a high school graduate of Excelsior Academy; had earned a black belt in Hap Ki Do; held his Eagle Scout ceremony this past July and was currently attending Glenville State College.

He loved everything about Scouting which played a big part in his life; he enjoyed camping, playing video-games and visiting museums where he could spend hours reading the information.

Besides his parents he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Charlotte G. Toth Thompson of Glenville, WV and paternal grandmother, Arna Simpson of Derwood, MD.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Frank L. Toth; maternal step-grandfather, Russell B. Thompson and paternal grandfather Frederick C. Simpson.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville at 1:00 PM, Friday, September 23, 2011 with Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating.

Burial will follow in the Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville.

Friends may call 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday at the Mortuary.

Family requests in lieu of flowers contributions made in Freddie’s memory to:  BSA Troop 460 (Boy Scouts of America) c/o Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 South Main St., Mt. Airy, MD 21771.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., is assisting the family of Freddie Simpson with arrangements.

Ellis Clinton Smith

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Ellis Clinton Smith

Age 79, of Millstone, WV passed away September 17, 2011.

He was born in Rockbridge County Virginia, a son of the late Elisha and Elizabeth Jane Moore Smith.

He was a former employee of the Lee Carpet Company in Glasgow, Virginia and was a cattle rancher.

He attended the Sycamore Baptist Church at Millstone.

Surviving are his children, Bonnie Foster of Rockbridge VA, Elizabeth Jane Sorrels of Morristown TN, Daniel Clinton Smith of Glasgow, and Cheryl Marie Hall of Millstone; a sister, Genevieve Burch of Amherst VA; six grandchildren, Ray Thompson, Jason Thompson, Paul Thompson, Preston Cash, Jonathan Sorrels, Dillon Scott Smith; and his best friend Danny the Beagle.

Graveside rites will be held 11:00 AM on Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery at Millstone. Rev. Gene Satterfield will officiate.

Stump Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dallas “Gramps” James

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Dallas “Gramps” James

Age 72, of Columbia Station, Ohio, went home to meet the Lord on Thursday September 15, 2011 after a long illness.

He was born March 25, 1939 in Normantown, West Virginia.

Dallas was a member of the Midway Baptist Church and the Silver Saints and was retired from the Laborers Union.

He enjoyed trips to West Virginia with his friends and beagles, hunting, 4-wheeling and bluegrass gospel music.

Dallas was the beloved husband of Lois (Akers) married 47 years; loving Dad to Eddie James and Pauletta; and Gramps to Jesse James, all of LaGrange; he is also survived by sisters, LeNore Baker (Jim) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Katie Spade of Normantown, Brenda Snider (Jim) of Letter Gap, West Virginia; and by his brother, Roy Moss (Kay) of Parsons, West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his father, Maple James; mother, Ora Smith; and step-father, Willard Smith; and by his brother, Rodney Moss.

Friends called in the Midway Baptist Church, 41812 Griswold Rd., Elyria, Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, where funeral services will be held Monday, September 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Chuck Keesee and Elder Larry Fisher officiating.

Burial will be in River Road Cemetery, LaGrange Twp.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Midway Baptist Church.

Arrangements are handled by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main Street, Grafton, Ohio.

Elmer G. Wine

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Elmer G. Wine

Age 80, of Bragg Run near Burnsville, WV, passed away at his home on Friday, September 16, 2011 surrounded by his family.

Elmer was born in Burnsville on February 05, 1931 the eldest son of Melvin and Etta Singleton Wine.

He worked for Penn Line as a foreman and later became a member of IBEW Local 71 of Columbus, OH, where he worked for many years. He retired from the WV Dept of Highways with 19 years of service.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Michael Elmer Wine.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Catherine Lee Nicholson Wine and seven children, Mary Etta Mace, Stanley Gail Wine, Stephen Dale Wine, David Mark Wine, Linda Lee Fincham, Daniel Wine, and Nancy Michelle Skinner. Eighteen grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and children he is survived by brothers and sisters, Denzil, Grafton, Rita, Havonda, Letcher, Lewis, Melvin Junior, Jerry and Susie.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Barker officiating.

Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Burnsville, WV.

Friends may call from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday evening September 21, 2011 at the funeral home.

A. Jean Carpenter

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A. Jean Carpenter

Age 77, of Clover, WV, passed away September 15, 2011 at the Miletree Center in Spencer, WV, after a long illness.

She was born January 12, 1934 in Smithville, WV, a daughter of the late Greely Bower and Flotella Dot Rogers Swisher Stump.

She was retired from the Kellwood Company in Spencer.

She was a charter member of the Faith Baptist Church in Spencer.

She is survived by her husband, Donald S. Carpenter, who she married on September 06, 1952; a daugher and son-in-law, Sherry and Roger Heldman of Vincent, Ohio; a son, Tim Carpenter of Leon, WV; three brothers and sister-in-laws, William and Jenice Swisher of Marietta, Charles and Judy Swisher of Ripley, and Larry and Sue Swisher of Nobe, WV; four grandchildren, Nathan Carpenter of Elizabeth, WV, Rachel Heldman Cheng of New Haven, CT, Susan Heldman Blosser of Little Hocking, and Michele Carpenter Simmons of Spencer; and four great-grandchildren, Ella Heldman, Kamryn Carpenter, Audrey Simmons, and Olivia Heldman.

She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Carpenter and a brother, Ronald “Chub” Swisher.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Wayne McGlothlin officiating.

Burial will be in the Clover Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

The family requests that donations be made to the Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 483, Spencer, WV 25276.

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